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Toole
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Thanks all .

RickR wrote:

Spectacularly superb, Dave!  :o :o :o

Val Mulvihill certainly is breathtaking, but every one of them put mine to shame.  The multiple color schemes are so complementary;  how does mother nature do that?

RickShe's a wonderful master isn't she...I think if you can grow enough whites, purple and maroon together you are giving her a head start..... :)

I understand that seedings from T. chloropetalum 'Val Mulvihill don't come true and the colours are all over the place including in one instance a very bright,(buttercup), clear yellow --it's a cracker !Sorry i haven't been able to locate a pic ........ :o

I saw another beauty last weekend at a friends place ,(parentage unknown)--the owner allowed me to pinch the bud a little to reveal the deep red petals to come --in any case i'd grow it for the foliage alone . :-*

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill Bottom of the South Island New Zealand Zone 8 maritime climate 1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a. Nil snow cover

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Magnificent, Dave.

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus On the moors in Lancashire, U.K. Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

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Beautiful foliage.

Michael J Campbell in Shannon, County Clare, Ireland http://www.facebook.com/michael.j.campbell.395 Lewisias, alpines ,South African bulbs http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/michaelJcampbell63

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Thanks Guys.

It's Trillium Weekend time down in this part of the world.

Many folk are making their way to Dunedin ,(South Islands 2nd largest city) --as it's less than 3 hours travel from here ,a number have made the journey a bit further south and yesterday a few of us locals showed some of them around --included in the visitors were Larry and Mickie Stauffer from western USA.

While most of my trilliums are looking decidedly tatty ,the result of a couple recent hail storms,we were able to visit a friends property where he grows 95% of his collection in a couple of tunnel houses.

The following are shots of his set up.

Early start tomorrow as we slowly head up country to the main event --i say slowly as we have a number of nurseries/gardens to visit on the way .... :)

The weather forecast isn't flash --hopefully i'll have pics to show early next week.

Cheers Dave.  

Invercargill Bottom of the South Island New Zealand Zone 8 maritime climate 1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a. Nil snow cover

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WOW

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The Trilliums don't seem to mind to be growing in a polytunnel! Impressive!!

Trond Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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Did you ask what potting mixture your friend is using

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bulborum wrote:

Did you ask what potting mixture your friend is using

Roland

Apologies for the delay Roland --I've just spoken to him .

He uses peat and mushroom compost at a ratio of 3 to 1.A bit of sheep manure ,course river sand and fine Oyster grit.

We had a wonderful ,eventful Trillium weekend --will post when time allows this weekend .As a teaser here's a pic of a plant i purchased while away. :P

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill Bottom of the South Island New Zealand Zone 8 maritime climate 1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a. Nil snow cover

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I am surprised for the peatI thought they would like more heavier mixture

Here our last show weekend last weekend started with SNOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!first time in my live we had snow at an autumn show

Roland

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A couple of T's raised from seed ,currently flowering for the first time .

T.vaseyi---- A small flowered form.

A nicely marked T.erectum hybrid that unfortunately has the flowers declined below the leaves.

Cheers Dave

Invercargill Bottom of the South Island New Zealand Zone 8 maritime climate 1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a. Nil snow cover

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